Australia pledges $1B to address treatment of Indigenous people

World Australia's government on Thursday pledged the equivalent of $1 billion Cdn to address what is called Indigenous disadvantage, including compensation to thousands of mixed-race children who were taken from their families over decades. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivers his statement on the Closing the Gap Implementation Report at …

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Lebanon marks 1 year since deadly explosion at Beirut port

World·New Banks, businesses and government offices were shuttered Wednesday as Lebanon marks one year since the horrific explosion at the port of Beirut. A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Aug. 4, 2020. Memorials, prayers and protests are expected today.(Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images) Banks, businesses and government offices were …

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